Glascock County, GA

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Sinking her shot: McKinnie signs basketball scholarship

Her team was down by 1 point. Laurissa McKinnie drove toward the hoop, sprung for a layup and was fouled just before the buzzer. She stepped up to the free throw line, eyes focused on the hoop, with the outcome of the whole game teetering on her next two shots. The extra hours of practice, the sacrifices, the hard work, that is when it all pays off.
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Glascock County names STAR student

Glascock County Consolidated School announced one of its seniors as the Glascock County STAR Student for the 2020-2021 school year. Nadira Muhammad was selected as the STAR Student and she chose Coach Matt Swint as her STAR Teacher. Her parents are Kelvin and Amy Muhammad. This program is promoted by...
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Teenagers charged with stealing Gibson city vehicle

Glascock County law enforcement officers arrested Lee Simmons, 17, of Gibson Sunday, Feb. 28 and charged him with theft by taking, interference with government property and three counts of contributing to delinquency of a minor. “Mr. Simmons and three juveniles are accused of taking a vehicle belonging to the City...
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Glascock County vaccinates more than 1,000 individuals

Nona Lord, nurse director of Glascock County’s public health department, said her office has been providing COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone aged 65 and older, firefighters, law enforcement personnel, any medical personnel and primary caregiver. “It could be a family member; and, it might not be just a primary caregiver,” she...
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Blood donors donate for 5-year-old

Glascock County Sheriff Jeremy Kelley said the blood drives held in Gibson Thursday, Jan. 28, had an amazing turnout with 81 people coming to donate blood. The drives were held first at Glascock County Consolidated School (GCCS) in the morning; and, another drive was held that afternoon in the parking lot of the sheriff’s office.

Two charged with cruetly to children, 5 counts

The Glascock County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a Thomson man and Gibson woman with five counts of cruelty to children. Both were arrested and have now been released on bond. The investigation began in late December and both were arrested Jan. 21. The Department of Family and Children Services...
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Obituary: Mr. William Lloyd Hawkins

Mr. William Lloyd Hawkins was born in Glascock County, on April 13, 1938 and went to his final resting place on Jan. 14, 2021. He was the son of the late German Jack Hawkins and Emma Smith Hawkins. William was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Hubert Hawkins,...

Obituary: Mr. Donald Kitchens

Mr. Donald Kitchens, age 74 of Gibson, died, Friday morning, Jan. 8, 2021 in his residence. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in the Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jack McCorkle and Rev. Jon Richards officiating. Because of the family’s concern for public health and safety during this pandemic, the family requested that social distancing and other safety precautions be followed. The wearing of face masks was encouraged. Service can be viewed on the Taylor Funeral Home website at
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Glascock County says goodbye to judge

Glascock County Probate/Magistrate Judge Denise Dallas announced her retirement earlier this year. Her last day will be Thursday, Dec. 31. She is also leaving her position as the county’s elections superintendent. Commissioner Anthony “Ant” Griswell spoke about Dallas and said, “She is the kind of a person that will always...
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Obituary: Mrs. Lorene McNeal Markins

Taylor Funeral Home of Gibson announces the death and services of Mrs. Lorene McNeal Markins, age 98 of Gibson who died Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020 in the University Hospital Augusta. Due to the Covid-19 situation there will be a private home going service to celebrate the life of Ms. Lorene...
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Gibson lights the Square

Residents of Glascock County came together Sunday, Dec. 6, to watch the Lighting of the Square and the Hometown Country Christmas. The events were held at the town square in Gibson and attended by many area citizens as a way to begin the Christmas season. Lynn Kent, one of the...